Mark Lazarowicz, former Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North and Leith,
tabled Early Day Motion 2554 (Session 07-08) in the UK Parliament as follows:
JAMES CLERK MAXWELL STATUE
That this House welcomes the unveiling of a statue to the great Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell, taking place in George Street, Edinburgh on 25th November 2008; recognises that Clerk Maxwell is one of the most influential scientists of all time, his discovery of the nature of electromagnetic waves paving the way for radio, television, radar and the mobile telephone; congratulates the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the many donors who made the monument possible; believes it is right there should be public recognition of the achievements of Clerk Maxwell in the city of his birth; and hopes that wider appreciation of the works of great Scottish scientists and engineers will inspire new generations to seek to follow in their footsteps.
See this article about the statue, reproduced by kind permission of The Scotsman